The 5th Annual Art, River and Music Festival will take place on Saturday, June 6th from 9am to 4pm in downtown Murphy, NC on the beautiful River Walk trail located at the Historic L&N Depot. The Farmers Market will take place at the Depot, and the Art, River and Music Festival will stretch back in the cool shade along the River Walk trail. Arts activities for kids are available during the day, as well as other fun diversions!
Art: Over 50 local and regional artists will have booths both in the Farmers Market and in the juried section along the River Walk. These fine crafters and artists will have a variety of wonderful art for sale including jewelry, woodturning, pottery, weaving, photography, woodcarvings, furniture, paintings, baskets and much more. In addition, live demonstrations of artists work will be featured throughout the day.
River: Appalachian Outfitters and the Hiwassee River Watershed Coalition (HRWC) will lead canoe trips on the river, visiting various points of interest. Canoe trips are free to the public, and there will be a sign-up sheet during the day to schedule river trips.
Music: The stage will feature local and regional musicians and dancers throughout the day and will include music and dance traditional to our unique mountain region, as well as contemporary original music!